The EMBER Project

Improving Your Laryngeal View

Zen Airway and Poetry Inspired by Haiku Deck There are many reasons to love Haiku Deck. For educators it’s an easy way to free your knowledge from the Powerpoint prison on your hard drive, but it also challenges… Read More

Sick Or Not Sick? An Essential EP Skill

A new series is here on the EMBER Project and a new educational tool. Check out the post below for both! And don’t forget to take the quiz when you’re done. One of the toughest challenges in medical… Read More

The Changing Paradigm of VTE Care

The EMBER Project is having a good day. Despite the cold and snow on our first day of spring, it’s also the first of what I hope will be many new broadcasts using the Google+ platform.  I’m excited… Read More

Surgical Airway Summary

Our online walkabout on the emergency surgical airway is coming to an end. I hope you’ve found this helpful, I know I enjoyed doing it. The emergent cricothyroidotomy presents many educational challenges. It is a high stakes, low-frequency procedure… Read More

Who are the stewards of healthcare?

I met a father yesterday in our ED who didn’t want antibiotics for his child’s otitis media.  He had read that a wait and see approach with appropriate analgesia might be a better option, and I was reminded… Read More

Case Reports from the

Here is a slightly different twist on Virchow’s triad, and one that I had not seen before until yesterday:  a spontaneous upper extremity DVT (Paget Schroetter Disease) in an otherwise healthy person with no risk factors.  It’s uncommon,… Read More

Great Potential

I was going to use this post to talk about potential spaces in the body until I made the mistake of mentioning it to a surgical friend of mine (yes, I have them) who got all upset that… Read More

Evernote Meet Google

  Maybe it’s a hold-over from my childhood days, but September is the month of organization.  You know, the ritual purchasing of three-ring binders, pencil holders, graph paper, all with the hope and optimism that this year things… Read More

Notecards in Verse – IST3

There’s a reason that the greatest speakers of truth in our society are still the comics and the poets.  As a member of the medical profession I would like to imagine that in our own way we aspire… Read More

A Pitbull of the marine ecosystem, or just misunderstood?

Emergency Medicine is vast. Like a New York foodie on a restaurant binge, you could eat out every night and never come close to encompassing it all.  One of the techniques I’ve learned over time to accommodate this… Read More

Tools to Live By – One Minute Ultrasound

At the dawn of the golden age of the peripheral brain, access to information seems limitless.  Need to get a stain out of a tablecloth?  No problem, Google has 500 solutions.  Your dog’s breath smells? There’s likely a… Read More

Tools to Live by – Infectious Disease App

My recent post about subjectivity in clinical practice, and its central, but often maligned status in current medical literature has inspired me to highlight some tools that I find particularly useful because of the subjectivity infused into them.  The list… Read More